Troy calls an estate agent and arranges to view a flat, pretending to be a doctor so that the estate agent won't accompany him on the viewing. Terry is pleased, and tells Irene who doesn't look as happy. Troy leaves her a note to meet him and she goes expecting to be told he's moving out, when in fact he has installed tacky candles and an inflatable mattress in the flat, and he plans an afternoon of passion! Terry wanders around looking for her when his tea doesn't appear on the table at the correct time, and she appears later saying she has a bad back, and had to get some treatment(!) After all her starvation efforts, Kim finally gets a modelling job after continually being turned down for being too fat over the last few weeks, so she must have finally lost some of that flab. Janine stirs up trouble for the romantic aspirations of Asif and Martin by telling Nicky that they have told her all about her putting out. Nicky dumps Asif in front of everyone and in the next five minutes Martin asks her out, while Asif asks Janine out. Nicky says yes, while Janine says no, very smugly. Jamie spray paints 'Free Matthew Rose' on the scaffolding at the Arches. Lisa and Mel have an evening out, while boring Ian stays at home and ignores Mel. Lisa tells Mel she has to tell Ian if she's having doubts. Mel avoids it in the morning because Ian tells her Lucy was ill during the night, and the doctor frightens Ian by saying he suggests she visit a specialist to have tests for more serious illnesses, like TB and lymphoma. Ian hysterically seizes on this and says "She's got cancer." Fred says calmly that it is only one possibility and they have to wait for the test results. Mel realises that she can't tell Ian that she doesn't want to marry him just at this moment. When Lucy is still ill that evening, Ian decides not to wait for the specialist appointment, and takes her to casualty, telling everyone to let him through because his child has cancer.


Main cast

  • Adam Woodyatt as Ian
  • Tamzin Outhwaite as Melanie
  • Lucy Benjamin as Lisa
  • Mike Reid as Frank
  • Barbara Windsor as Peggy
  • Charlie Brooks as Janine
  • Sid Owen as Ricky
  • Jack Ryder as Jamie
  • Danniella Westbrook as Sam
  • Roberta Taylor as Irene
  • Gavin Richards as Terry
  • Jamie Jarvis as Troy
  • Pam St. Clement as Pat
  • Tony Caunter as Roy
  • June Brown as Dot
  • Shaun Williamson as Barry
  • Dean Gaffney as Robbie
  • Louise Jameson as Rosa
  • Carly Hillman as Nicky
  • James Alexandrou as Martin
  • Natalie Cassidy as Sonia
  • Ashvin Luximon as Asif
  • Krystle Williams as Kim
  • Jimi Mistry as Dr. Fonseca
  • Casey Anne Rothery as Lucy
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